Monday, July 27, 2015

Observearts: The infinite drift of identities

”That of Ransve is a direct and at the same time arcane universe of images made of solitary resolve for which a code is necessary in order to locate their origin. It is a world dictated by a lyrical ego that splinters in vortex of multiple masks, symbols, personifications and fictions without ever betraying the pact that binds him to the living subjects. The applies to the figure of Harlequin in Ransve’s paintings never refers to a banal game of masks, but represents a never-ending metamorphosis, the infinite drift of all identities, a game of mirrors that reflects the essence of things for eternity”.  

Rita Selvaggio, “Memories of an unending beginning// Familia Herlechini”. Ransve paintings 1962 – 2009, Arnoldsche

Harlequin and Ape 1, 1991. Oil on canvas, 150 x 70 cm. Private Collection.

Green Harlequin,  1975. Oil on canvas, 150 x 160 cm. The National Museum For Art.

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